For the Russian Ministry of Defence, “the regime in kyiv does not cease provocations in order to create the threat of a catastrophe at the nuclear power plant in Zaporozhye”. On Saturday and Sunday, Ukrainian forces fired more than 20 “large-caliber shells” at the plant, a ministry statement said.
These shells notably exploded between energy blocks number 4 and 5 and targeted the roof of a “special building” located near these blocks. This “special building” houses a nuclear fuel depot, said an official of the Russian nuclear electricity producer Rosenergoatom, Renat Kartchaa.
Despite these bombings, “the level of radiation in the area of the power plant remains within the norm”, underlines the Russian Ministry of Defense.